Meet Britain’s Mike Tyson – Freezy MacBones – who is smashing rivals with brutal power and impressing rapper 50 Cent | The SunSeptember 1, 2022
BRITISH boxing may have a modern day version of Mike Tyson coming through the amateur ranks.
Preferring to go by his ring persona Freezy MacBones, the 31-year-old is poised to turn pro – and he has already enjoyed a stunning audition.
A trial fight was arranged by a promotional company, wanting to see what the Brixton-based slugger was all about.
He went in the ring against a man significantly bigger, but soon had him knocked spark out with his head resting on the bottom rope.
Reflecting on the fight, the light-heavyweight told Sky Sports: "Everything was cool until he hit me hard.
"A week later I've seen the video, 50 Cent, [Floyd] Mayweather, everyone was posting it. It was crazy.
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"Everyone was asking, who is this guy? That's how it happened."
And on comparisons with a certain American known as 'The Baddest Man On The Planet', MacBones added: "I like it. I'm happy they call me Britain's Mike Tyson.
"Let's put joking aside, that's what I asked for and I have it."
That came in 2019 – and now the Ghana-born bruiser has revealed the announcement for his debut pro fight will be made soon.
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He took to Twitter to say: "Announcement for my first professional fight will be out soon can’t wait …"
Tyson was described as having a 'peekaboo style' of boxing, using the angles and ducking in and out – something MacBones clearly follows judging by his training clips.
And of course there was the stunning 44 KOs in 56 fights that made him one of the most-feared heavyweights of his time.
MacBones moved to London from Ghana in 2012 and has only been boxing for around four years – but has already created a menacing aura about him.
He has shared clips of him in the gym with former WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua.
MacBones has six amateur losses – but does not believe these will define how far he can go in the pro game.
MacBones added: "A lot of criticism comes to you. How did this guy lose six? He's not Mike Tyson, he's not that.
"Amateur is a foundation. It's the foundation of boxing before you turn pro. If you don't have any amateur record or history, how can you become a good boxer?
"I use my losses to motivate me to become who I am. It makes me savage, an animal."
Fans are desperate to see the fighter in professional action, and he teased at finally going pro next year.
In an interview with First Round Media, he said: "I don’t want to be like other boxers who turn pro, they go inside there, and they keep lost and lost.
"Obviously, I lost six fights in amateur, and I don’t want to be like that in my professional profile.
"I would say next year Freezy will come out, but I can’t give you [specific] time.
"December, October, or November next year or something, but Freezy will come out no matter what. It’s about time, baby!"
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